5 March 2015 Last updated at 05:56 ET

Firefighters spend 10 hours at blazeCarnsalloch fire

Firefighters reveal details of their efforts to tackle a blaze in an annexe at a derelict mansion in Dumfries.

Scottish EnsembleArts festival line-up unveiled

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra and comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli are among the headliners at the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival.

Theatre RoyalFinal fundraising push for theatre

Campaigners launch final push for funds to furnish the Dumfries Theatre Royal following its £1.9m renovation.

South of Scotland Live

    11:50: Selkirk success

    Today's Southern Reporter celebrates the outstanding achievements of Selkirk RFC on its back page.

    Southern Reporter
    11:39: Village fears Peeblesshire News

    Speeding motorists are being blamed for leaving residents in a Peeblesshire village in fear of their lives.

    Drivers on the daily commute to Edinburgh blatantly flout speed limits through Eddleston with little threat of being brought to book, it is claimed.

    11:29: Manager to quit

    The back page of the Galloway News today carries a story about Dalbeattie Star manager Paul McGinley's decision to quit at the end of the season.

    Galloway News
    11:21: Carnsalloch fire fight details

    Firefighters have revealed details of their efforts to tackle a blaze at a derelict mansion in Dumfries.

    They spent 10 hours at the scene of the fire at Carnsalloch House after the alarm was raised at 23:05 on Tuesday.

    @ali24867 11:02: Get involved - best south of Scotland book

    It's World Book Day - what's your favourite book set in Dumfries and Galloway or the Borders or written by an author from the area?

    Tweet us @BBCSouthScot or email dumfries@bbc.co.uk or selkirk.news@bbc.co.uk.

    @ali24867 tweets: The Wigtown Ploughman, a great insight into a different time

    @Grimbo203 tweets: Oh it has to be No Stranger To Death By @JanetOkane

    10:51: Care home dispute

    Today's Galloway News leads on an email spat over a care home in the Stewartry.

    Galloway News
    10:42: Stow safety tab nears £100,000 Border Telegraph

    It will cost Scottish Borders Council nearly £100,000 to address concerns - generated by the return of the Borders Railway - for the safety of children at Stow Primary.

    The measures will include the installation of CCTV at the school and improved perimeter fencing.

    10:34: Council pressure

    Scotland's councils will face financial pressures "of a scale not previously experienced" in the coming years, the public spending watchdog has said.

    Traffic sign, child writing, road being dug up, and bins waiting to be emptied.

    The Accounts Commission said councils had coped well so far with cuts to their funding.

    @trafficscotland 10:23: Convoy system Traffic Scotland Latest

    tweets: #A68 Lintalee (South of Jedburgh) will have convoy in place btwn 8am-5pm Mon-Fri until April 10th. For info: http://bit.ly/1wJfE6P

    10:15: Lottery warning

    The Southern Reporter is out today and it leads on the latest in the Earlston play park row.

    Southern Reporter
    @SFRS_DnG_safe 10:00: Carnsalloch fire latest

    @SFRS_DnG_safe tweets: More Information on the fire at Carnsalloch House in Dumfries

    Carnsalloch fire
    Carnsalloch fire
    09:48: Seats under pressure James Cook Scotland Correspondent, BBC News

    A new poll by a Tory peer Lord Ashcroft in eight Scottish constituencies suggest six could go to the SNP.

    The only Conservative seat in Scotland - Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale - which is held by the Scotland Office minister David Mundell, is said to be too close to call with the SNP and the Tories both on 34%.

    The Labour seat of Dumfries and Galloway, held by Russell Brown, is also apparently at risk.

    09:35: Festival line-up unveiled

    The Scottish Chamber Orchestra and comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli will be among the headliners at the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival.

    Scottish Ensemble

    A total of 82 acts will perform at 42 venues across the south-west over 10 days at the end of May.

    09:24: Theatre's final push Nichola Rutherford BBC Scotland

    A final fund-raising push is under way in the renovation of the Theatre Royal in Dumfries.

    Theatre Royal

    A wide range of items are needed to complete the ambitious overhaul.

    09:15: Travel latest

    No problems to report at the moment with Irish Sea ferry services or local rail travel.

    On the roads, on the A75 traffic controls are in use at the Rowan Glen Dairy at Creetown and at the Newton Stewart roundabout.

    Stop-Go boards will also be in use in various locations for studding works along the route.

    You'll encounter temporary lights on the A76 Enterkinfoot and just north of Kirkconnel.

    Traffic controls will also be in place today on the A7 just north of Langholm and on the A701 at Locharbriggs in Dumfries.

    Also in Dumfries, a combination of temporary lights on the Moffat Road and at St Mary's Street will add to peak times delays.

    09:05: Mostly dry BBC Scotland Weather Latest

    Most places dry, some brightness along the Solway coast and in the eastern Borders.

    There is the chance of a little patchy rain over the Southern Uplands.

    Windy today with quite a brisk southwesterly. Temperatures will reach around 11 celsius, so feeling noticeably mild.

    09:00: Giancarlo Rinaldi South Scotland reporter, BBC Scotland news website

    Grey skies in our part of southern Scotland at the moment but on with the news.

    Stick with us for the rest of the day with all the news, sport, travel and weather from across Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.




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